Thaksin Shinawatra

SE Asian economies

Can Thailand overcome its malaise?

SINGAPORE (Oct 25): Thailand’s economy has been buffeted by political crises since 2004 when protests broke out against the then prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra. Two military coups, two amended constitutions, several elections and a few bouts of viol

Singtel plays down talk of deal with Temasek for Thaksin-founded Intouch

SINGAPORE (Aug 17): Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) on Wednesday played down reports that it is in talks to buy a portion of Temasek Holdings’ US$2.4 billion ($3.2 billion) stake in Thailand’s telco giant Intouch Holdings.
Prayuth Chan-Ocha

As vote looms, Thailand's powerful army aims to preserve role

BANGKOK (Aug 4): Thailand votes on Sunday for a new constitution that aims to subdue political parties and give the generals a permanent role in overseeing the country's economic development, senior military officers say.